How to take a screenshot on android

2018-08-30

How to screenshot Android with your OPPO smartphone

 

Applicable for all OPPO smartphones.

 

How to screenshot on OPPO

 

Taking a picture of what's on your screen is a useful feature if you want to share something with your friends and family or save it for your own reference. Whatever type of OPPO smartphone you have, taking a screenshot is quick and simple.

 

There are three different ways to screenshot Android on your OPPO phone. You can:

 

1. Use Android's universal screenshot feature

2. Use OPPO's unique swipe function

3. Use a third party screenshot app

 

Find out how to take a screenshot using all three methods below, so you can choose the option that's easiest for you.

 

1. Screenshot using Android soft keys

 

If you've used an Android phone before, you'll probably already know how to take a screenshot on Android.

 

Most modern Android phones have a universal screenshot feature that uses the same soft keys across different makes and models. Whether you're using an OPPO F1, R9 or any other model, the process is the same.

 

To take a normal screenshot:

 

- Find what you want to capture

- Press and hold both the power button + volume down at the same time

- The screenshot will be captured and saved to your gallery

 

When you take a screenshot, an animation and sound will confirm that your image has been stored on your device. You'll also get a notification telling you where you can find, edit or share the image in your gallery. These notifications can be changed in your preferences.

 

If you want to take a screenshot of a whole page:

 

- Press and hold both the power button + volume up at the same time


 

2. Screenshot using OPPO swipe

 

If you have a more recent OPPO smartphone like the OPPO F5, A73, R11 or R15, there's another easy way to take a screenshot using a special gesture. Simply:

 

- Find what you want to capture

- Swipe down using three fingers

- The screenshot will be captured and saved to your gallery

 

3. Screenshot using a third party app

 

As well as using your phone's built-in screenshot functions, you can also download a screenshot app. These sometimes have extra features enabling you to crop captured images, capture a longer scrolling image, or to record what's on your screen as a video.

 

If you're using a third party app, check the app's instructions to find out how to take a screenshot on OPPO.

 

How to record the screen

 

Sometimes, you might want to take more than a still image. Newer smartphones including OPPO R11s, R15 and R15 Pro can also take screencasts, if you want to record a video of what's happening on your screen.

 

To record your screen, you'll need a screen recorder app. These can be found in the Google Play store. You can start and stop a recording using the app and edit the video if needed using your phone's video editor.

 

Where are my screenshots?

 

Every time you take a screenshot on Android, it goes to your device's gallery. A folder named 'screenshot' is automatically created when you take a screen capture.

 

Why doesn't screenshot on Android work?

 

It can take some practice to get used to taking a screenshot on Android. If you're using the Android soft keys method, you need to:

 

- press both buttons at exactly the same time

- keep them pressed for half a second

 

If you press either button too soon, you could turn off the display or cause the volume slider to appear in your screenshot. You'll hear a sound and receive a notification when a screenshot is successfully captured.

 

If you're having trouble using Android soft keys, try to swipe down with three fingers on your OPPO phone instead. You can also download a screenshot app.

 

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